We got another upteen bottles of antbiotic and a probiotic and we headed home grateful that we were going to the hospital. The last few nights have been tough and I have had very little sleep, but Jude is finally starting to smile and laugh again. That's a great sign. He was very bright eyed whenever I got home last night, but his cough is still really bad. Now I just have to get myself in check because I am very grumpy.
Emily did very well at miss Dallas Teen. She looked beautiful on stage and I think she really held her own for being only 14. She placed as a runner up in evening gown which is a great accomplishment. She is going to try one more time for a city title on 5/11 before she focuses on state again. However, I she did express being a bit discouraged and waiting until she is older. Mike and I talked to her and told her how Tony Romo was not selected in the first NFL draft he was in. How he was picked up at random and practiced and practiced. Now he is one of the highest paid quarterbacks in the league with some of the best stats (Yes, I know he needs a better line but this isn't a football debate). We talked about how some of Emily's friends are really good at cheer and how some are really good at dance. Then we asked her "What are you really good at Em? What do you truly love?" She replied, "pageants". We asked "then with practice what do you think you can really accomplish". She said "Miss USA!". There ya go!
After the pageant as tired as she was Emily mustered up the strength to visit a local Elementary school to talk about the benefits of community service. It was at Jude's prior school. They had invited her to come speak and she was so excited. She made her own power point presentation to help her during the presentation. Here she is with the principal.
I also wanted to say I don't post these posts on blogger or facebook because I need anyone to feel sorry for me. I am a strong woman and capable of handling any situation. I do this for information. However, I can easily get irritated with people that don't think before they speak or don't recognize what a great situation they have so forgive me.